McMorris Rodgers: Putting People First

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 30, the Save American Workers (SAW) Act of 2015: 

“We begin the first week of America’s New Congress by empowering people across Eastern Washington that have seen their paychecks cut because of Obamacare’s harmful 30-hour rule. These are moms and dads working to make ends meet, college graduates earning their first paychecks, and cafeteria workers struggling to pay their bills. Today I acted to help them. To protect their hours and wages by replacing Obamacare’s full-time definition with the traditional 40-hour work week. At a time when many Eastern Washington men and women are struggling to stay on their feet, this common-sense, bipartisan legislation will expand the opportunity for employees to work more hours – resulting in more take-home pay and financial security. This is one of many meaningful solutions brought forth by America’s New Congress to help people all across this country.”

The Save the American Workers Act repeals Obamacare’s 30-hour work week definition of “full-time employment” and restores the traditional definition of a 40-hour work week, restoring wages and hours for Eastern Washington men and women.

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